My City Scapes

Class blog for the Fall 2006 Neighborhood Narratives Project at Temple University, Japan Campus

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Test

For now, this is as far as I can get with it. A few more hours of investigation should make it possible to get this to display on the actual blog entry.

Note: clicking the red push pin will bring up a recent TUJPOD video of Tom interviewing people in the lunch room.

Monday, November 20, 2006

How does he do it?

Josh Leo is a prolific video blogger (vlogger) from Michigan. He has just started a new project called Wandering West Michigan. On his site you will find a series of vlog entries he has worked on in the past months - an exciting part of his project is that he is inviting story ideas or video posts from viewers/subscribers of his vlog.

Even more exciting, in terms of locative media, is the way he has implemented Google Maps into his site. Users are able to either click a push-pin or select from a drop-down menu connected to the location where a video was shot to open a new window with the video player.

I haven't figured out how Josh does this yet. If anyone has any ideas, please leave a hint or link in the comments.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Maps in blogs

The Wikimapia Blog has a simple tutorial that describes how to add a map of any location to your blog page. It took about 5 minutes to add the above map of TUJ to this page. Give it a try.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

My City Scapes

My City Scapes

Let's plan on a visit to Golden Guy. I was thinking of asking Donald Richie to give us a brief introduction to this amazing subterranean maze of bars, then do some exploring on our own. This will likely happen at the end of October or beginning of November, since Donald is on a speaking tour.
Along these same lines, I have more Richie reading for you. I will have this in my lab on Tuesday, and distributed on Thursday, as well.

URL of the Week: Sonic Memorial

If you want to experience the full impact of oral history, then please check this site out. It pays homage not only to those who were lost during 9/11, but to the tireless individuals that literally shifted through the remains of the fallen towers.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

My City Scapes

My City Scapes

Dear Story Tellers-
Irene and I will be bugging you about the design format for your final projects. I've put together a sheet of three questions that will help us to get an idea of what you will need to exhibit your work. I will hand questions out in lab and class.
On Thursday we will talk about the exhibition stage of the class. This will help you to prepare.

On another note, I'm having Google Earth downloaded on the MACS. The same for Korsakow.

Take care, Ron

Friday, September 15, 2006

Pecha Kucha Night

Shall we go there as a class on September 28?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ron Carr is in the house

Don't forget to do your homework!!

Connecting Worlds Exhibition

Curated by Yukiko Shikata, the Connecting Worlds Exhibition begins Friday September 15 at NTT's InterCommunication Center (ICC). ICC is located in the Tokyo Opera Tower in Nishi-Shinjuku (map).
Here is how the ICC website describes the exhibit:
This exhibition features artwork and projects that take a unique step into contemporary networks, politics, economies, physiology, or urban environments by manipulating sound, games, the Internet, or other media as well as foreseeing artwork created in the past. In this world, where different media and codes connect, the audience gets involved, becoming a part of the show, while simultaneously witnessing gaps in information or noise being creatively translated and emerging as new modes of information.

Maybe we could arrange some sort of field-trip to the exhibit for anyone who is interested. Leave a comment if you would like to go.